Former Burlington Man Sentenced on Federal Marijuana Conspiracy
DAVENPORT, IA – On July 18, 2013, Derrick Dean Taylor, age 28, formerly of Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to six months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute marijuana, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Judge Jarvey also ordered Taylor to serve three years of supervised release following the imprisonment and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.
Beginning in approximately August 2008 and continuing until about August 2011, Taylor conspired with other persons to distribute marijuana in the Burlington, Iowa area. As part of the investigation, on August 5, 2011, law enforcement officers conducted a search of Taylor’s Burlington residence and seized 23 pounds of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging material, drug paraphernalia, and a significant amount of U.S. currency.
This case was investigated by the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force; the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Iowa Department of Public Safety - Division of Narcotics Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.